RCVS Knowledge has announced the full programme for the first International Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Network Conference, with more than 50 speakers confirmed for the two-day event.
Taking place at Beaumont House, Windsor on October 23 and 24, the conference is focused on the pragmatic aspects of evidence-based practice.
Organisers said they’ve been thrilled by the quality and scope of the abstracts submitted by the international veterinary community.
The organisation’s head of research, Rita Jorge, said: “The programme shows how much is already happening to help practitioners make evidence-based decisions – from harnessing electronic clinical records, to systematic reviews confirming treatment efficiency or dispelling myths, to practice guidelines and knowledge summaries making best evidence available at the point of care.
“This is the first time an international cohort of practitioners can hear about all of these vital projects and tools in one place – and spend two days with their international peers, in an EBVM-focused environment.”
- Brennen McKenzie (Adobe Animal Hospital): EBVM in the trenches: pragmatic strategies for implementing EBVM in general practice
- Sandi Lefebvre (Banfield Pet Hospital): Harnessing the power of electronic medical record data to provide evidence for clinical decision-making in veterinary medicine
- Mark Holmes (University of Cambridge): Generating evidence for systematic reviews and EBVM: encouraging practice-based clinical research
- Douglas DeBoer (University of Wisconsin): EBM in action: practice guidelines for treatment of canine atopic dermatitis
- Daniel Fletcher (Cornell University): The Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER): An international, cross-disciplinary attempt to produce evidence-based clinical guidelines
- Kenichiro Yagi (Adobe Animal Hospital): Has RECOVER changed us? A hospital’s experience in implementing evidence-based guidelines
- Annette O’Connor (Iowa State University): Systematic reviews: not the answer to every question
- David Ramey (Ramey Equine): The true history of veterinary acupuncture
- Ava Firth (Vets Now Emergency): Most common small animal emergency problems in the UK
- Catherine McGowan (University of Liverpool): Equine laminitis: where is the evidence and is it appropriate to clinical cases?
The full conference programme can be viewed online at http://bit.ly/1vlx1ok
Final remaining tickets can be booked at www.ebvm-2014.org